9/03/2014

Sinai Summit

Integrated Arts Movement will be putting on a retreat in Bangalore, India where I will be one of the speakers. Below is a video with more about it:



I will also be giving some concerts and speaking in a conference in Mumbai.

8/21/2014

Easy Winners

A couple of years ago, I took a video of me playing Scott Joplin's Easy Winners. Finally got around to putting together the different video shots! You can see a view of Tokyo from our 22nd floor apartment through the living room window in a few shots.

8/03/2014

Lightning Storm

Awesome picture of the yukata bune (night party boats) going up and down the Sumida River in the midst of a lightning storm last night. Taken from our balcony in Japan by Patrick Davison.

6/11/2014

Happy Birthday Grace City Church Tokyo!

Vision Statement of Grace City Church Tokyo, shown during our four year anniversary celebration service on June 8, 2014.


Vision Statement - Grace City Church Tokyo 2014 from Roger Lowther on Vimeo.

6/02/2014

Missionaries in Japan

A friend of ours, Micah Bomgaars, recently came to Japan and put together this short video from interviews he took for us.

3/11/2014

Juilliard Students & Alum Back In Tokyo!

Two Juilliard alumni, Joe (cello) and Sean (piano), and one current student, Doori (violin), are currently spending their spring break in Tokyo to help further our church planting in the community through relationship building.


In the picture above, Doori and Joe are performing in the lobby of the building complex next to where we live. This structure encompasses three apartment buildings, a grocery store, and many other small businesses and offices. I have been trying for years to get permission to use this space for a concert. The answer was always "No live music!" Ellie Honea, MTW missionary and Community Arts Tokyo staff, and Orange Preschool worked a miracle and finally obtained the necessary permission. Chairs were set up for 30 people. Over 200 showed up! A visible sign of our trust in the community and the power of the arts to gather people.


This picture shows a party in our Tokyo apartment for professional artists, an intimate time together for sharing a meal and our craft together. A surprise guest showed up, making the evening especially powerful. Read the whole story here. I am told that two other visitors were brought to tears in private conversations. The Spirit was palpably at work!

You can read other stories from their trip on their blog:
http://jcftojapan.tumblr.com/

1/25/2014

Nozomi Project

 
"Art that connects to the world, to each other, and to God"
Japan Harvest, Autumn 2013
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Roger Lowther's recent article about God using the arts to build community in the disaster area.